CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. [ORAL ANSWERS.] - PRISONERS' RELEASE.

EAMON O DUBHGHAILL

asked the Minister for Defence whether he is prepared to order the release of Richard Coburn, No. 2031, 28 Hut, B. Line, and James Lillis, No. 2313, No. 4 Hut, D. Line, Harepark, Curragh, who have been held in custody since the 4th of November, 1922.

Richard Coburn and James Lillis were each sentenced by a military tribunal on the 19th December, 1922, to ten years penal servitude on a charge of being in possession of arms without proper authority. Their sentences will shortly be reviewed in accordance with the procedure outlined in my statement on the subject in the House on the 21st inst.